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‘Support the vulnerable’, public urged

THE PUBLIC are being urged to support vulnerable and elderly neighbours, family and friends after Northern Ireland was hit by a severe wintry spell over the weekend.

Although Counties Antrim and Down bore the brunt of the adverse weather conditions,  many in Armagh have seen their homes isolated and some residents have been cut off from their normal support network.

And The Southern Responders Group, made up of representatives from bodies such as The Police Service of Northern Ireland, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, and local councils, are reminding the public to support those who need it most.

South Responders Group spokesperson, Superintendent Jason Murphy, explained: “The recent stormy weather has seen some residents in rural locations isolated due to flooding and snow falls.

“Local emergency services and utility companies are working around the clock to reach those worst affected.

“We are asking for the help of local communities to reach the more vulnerable and ensure they are safe. Please take the time to call with your neighbours and speak with them.

“If you have concerns about any resident in your neighbourhood please contact the relevant agency for advice, guidance and support.”

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